I started my 3rd attempt of P90X on March 29th, 2012 (read here about my last attempts).
30 days into it, I already...
On our road trip last week, J and I started etching out our summer schedule. We look forward to summer the minute temperatures dip here in Wisconsin, so we know we have to make the most out of each and every sunny day! Obviously, we have a busy August (wedding, honeymoon, school), but we thought we’d try to fill up the beginning of summer with some outdoor activities.
J and I decided to sign up for the Rock ‘n Sole run in June. It coincides with Summerfest (a Milwaukee staple), so we can’t wait to participate in the run this year! It’s J’s first 5K and our first “race” together. It should be a fun motivator to keep pushing on our daily runs around the neighborhood!
I’m also doing the Sausage Run with the girls at Gap. I’m really excited about this event - it sounds like a ton of fun and it’s for a great cause. Not to mention, it’s at Miller Park home of our Brewers!
This is just the start of the awesome summer we have planned - can’t wait for countless nights grilling out and lazy afternoons at the beach! Now, I just need to get through the rest of this semester :)
“I have great pride in taking Dick and Jane out of most school libraries,” Dr. Seuss once said. “That is my greatest satisfaction.”
I have a question for any educators/parents/smarties out there! :)
Do you know of any good child development resources? I’m looking for a quick guide to the benchmarks most children achieve at any particular age. I know, I know - they’re all different. But something that outlines the broad range of ‘normal.’ I think it will be helpful when doing my classroom observations and planning unit projects for some of my other classes.
One of my profs recommended the book Yardsticks, so I ordered it from Amazon. Hopefully it’s what I need, but I’m still looking for ideas!
Thanks in advance! So, any suggestions?
Yesterday was my first day back to school. My 19th first day of school ever! :)
It put it bluntly…. it was terrible. Not the school part. Just the day.
Around 10:00 yesterday I looked down at my computer screen and there was a hole in my vision. I don’t know how else to explain it expect that in my left eye, there was a grey spot where I couldn’t see anything. I could see everything around the ‘blind spot’ - there was just the weird hole. I tried to remain calm, rubbed my eyes, looked around at different points in the room, but nothing helped. After about 5 minutes it went away. My vision remained a bit blurry in my left eye.
I was pretty freaked out, so I called the 24 hour RN line from my insurance card and they told me I needed to go to an ER. So…. J drove home from work to take me to the hospital. They did all the usual ‘eye’ stuff - I read the chart, they looked at my retina and made me follow their fingers. They had me smile really big to see if I had any numbness in my face. The Dr. was a little concerned about my crooked smile, but I told him that’s how I always look (lovely). As a last resort, they did a CT scan on my head. It came back normal (thank goodness).
Due to my tendency for getting migraines, the ER Doc told me the episode was likely an Ocular Migraine. Apparently they can happen without any other symptoms. He prescribed me a drug for pain associated with any future migraines and referred me to a neurologist. Looks like I’m finally going to bite the bullet and get these headaches figured out. I hope it never happens again. I haven’t been this scared in a long time.
Due to the whole ordeal, I ended up missing my first class :(
I did however make it to my second class of the day (teaching phys.ed). J drove me because I was still a bit of an emotional wreck. I sat through the class trying not to cry the whole time. By then I was starting to get a migraine - not sure if it even had anything to do with the eye problem or if it was just stressed induced. After class I immediately went home and went to bed. I slept from 6:00 last night until 8:00 this morning. I think my body was telling me something. Bleh.
Today’s a new day though. Another chance to start Mt. Mary on the right foot! Wish me luck!
Wanna know how I know I’m doing the right thing by going back to college?
Tonight I had orientation for my online class (Parent and Teacher Relationships) and I can honestly say that I would do EVERY SINGLE assignment for FUN. Yeah, I’m serious. This is going to be an amazing semester!